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|2 weeks 6 days ago||The Jets? Really? Based on||
The Jets? Really? Based on what, exactly?
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||"Either way, winning game one||
"Either way, winning game one on the road in the NHL playoffs is almost impossible."
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||Can't remember the last time||
Can't remember the last time both game one starters had zero playoff starts.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||What matchup would have been||
What matchup would have been better?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The Montreal-Ottawa series||
The Montreal-Ottawa series will be incredible.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||"Tampa's been desperately||
"Tampa's been desperately trying to make sure Wings fans don't get those tickets."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Best matchup possible for the||
Best matchup possible for the wings. Everyone is acting like they are scared of Tampa, but Tampa isn't built for the playoffs. Weak, inexperienced defense and completely playoff unproven forwards.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||No doubt that's the team that||
No doubt that's the team that should be the clear winner in this thread.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, not so much. Pretty||
Yeah, not so much. Pretty much that whole team had the mumps this year. Making the playoffs would be a hell of an accomplishment for them, frankly.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I find it far more||
I find it far more interesting how some people can make (almost) any topic political. This is one of those topics that is only "political" if you make it so.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I suspect this may come as a||
I suspect this may come as a shock, but it's not necessary to bring politics into this discussion at all. Like the "no politics" rule? Don't talk about politics.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||"As the face of Michigan||
"As the face of Michigan Football, Jim probably has to sacrifice his personal expression."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||No such thing on the app,||
No such thing on the app, FWIW...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Eh... It's possible. I only||
Eh... It's possible. I only use the iPhone mobile app to access this site and can't see votes and can't vote (to the point that I really don't even know what it means).
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Morris is the QB for the team||
Morris is the QB for the team run by the OC. That says more to me than who was drafted first.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Stakes||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I find it really surprising||
I find it really surprising that this is something recent, just considering the size and scope of the university.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Enjoy Bolivia...||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||They've done a sort of good||
They've done a sort of good job in recent years in ensuring that more goes into ensuring that new ABA law schools are oriented in the right direction (eg UC Irvine, Florida International), but in part their hands are tied because you don't need ABA accreditation to open a law school. Central Michigan could open up a law school (if the MI Supreme Court approved it) and not seek ABA accreditation. The consequence would be that their graduates could only sit for the bar exam in Michigan. This is part of what causes the "lawyer glut" - it's actually not that there are two many graduates (DOL numbers really don't bear that out - at least not in most states , but rather there are too many unqualified graduates entering the market place. This is why the state supreme courts are the ones who fault really falls back on - don't approve low quality schools and make the bar exams harder - at the quality of legal education (and outcomes) completely changes.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That ranking logic only holds||
That ranking logic only holds up if you're interested in those particular paths. That said, if a prospective student isn't interested in those options (eg if thy want to be a prosecutor), they probably should be choosing their school on completely different criteria anyway. Basically, the rankings are not one size fits all; it comes down to individual fit.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That is an absolute shame.||
That is an absolute shame. I'm sorry to hear that. The CSO is such an easy (and obvious) thing for schools to ensure has proper resources and why they don't is beyond me. My law school experience with CSO was somewhat like you describe, but that's exactly what motivated me to do it different when I made the jump back from private practice. It just can't be done effectively by hiring an alum that just needs a job; just can't. It requires a legit skill set (either in place or that can developed). The thing about focuses only on OCI students is awful, too. Just makes no sense. Honestly, what I will say, though, is that the whole "network network network" thing actually does work. The problem, though, is no one wants to hear that because (1) it isn't necessarily easy and (2) it just sounds like really cheap advice. It's PART of an effective search strategy, but it can't be the only part (nor can it be presented to a student/graduate that way).
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I don't disagree with you in||
I don't disagree with you in any way about oversight and credentialing of new schools (the ABA and state supreme courts are a big part of the problem there), but that's an entirely separate issue from the outcomes data collection protocol. I also don't disagree that some (emphasis on some) schools in the past absolutely did inflate outcomes data. Really about the only way to "inflate" outcomes now, though, is through generous bridge to practice fellowship programs (to the point the positions are university funded full time for more than one year), but even those positions get a special line item on the ABA employment outcome report for each school (I'm talking the new one that hasn't been released yet, but will be public for next year - the current report actually has an entirely separate box grid for these positions) and they have a significant negative weighting now with US News. That said, even these programs aren't all to "inflate" - some/many schools use them to help transition graduates into incredibly competitive (in the post-PSLF era) "public service" jobs by defeating the organization's cost (which is very important for non-profits and budget restricted government entities). My point in saying this is that this last part is that even those have nuanced meaning on the outcomes report. This isn't the old era anymore where schools can just make stuff up and submit it to NALP. There are real consequences for failing your audit.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You've actually got this all||
You've actually got this all wrong (at least with how it works practically). If you're making anywhere in the range you stated, you wouldn't ever gave a loan payment remotely that high (especially if you have dependents). I'm guessing you graduated law school pre-2010?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I explained in my prior post||
I explained in my prior post (to which you responded) what I do and from where my perspective comes. I'm not shilling, but rather just have no problem stating that it's more likely than not that he didn't utilize his CSO properly. If someone ever says "they just out emails" or "they just told me to go network" it's a dead giveaway that they didn't utilize everything they paid for. I say "willing to bet" because most likely it's true (and you didn't provide anything to refute it), as there is a strong correlation between those who complain loudest about the quality of a CSO and those who underutilized their CSO. That said, and this is somewhat altered by another of his posts below (or above? - I'm on the app), his experience with the CSO at Michigan is dated (and may not, at all, reflect the nature of their CSO today). If it is untrue, I'm sorry that he (and it appears you, as well) went to a school that didn't have adequate support for you and you classmates. I've done this for quite awhile now, and to great impact, and I can absolutely tell you that the value of the CSO can absolutely make or break the quality of outcomes.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"They inflate job statistics||
"They inflate job statistics and median salaries"
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I'm willing to bet they do a||
I'm willing to bet they do a heck of a lot more than that, but that you never took advantage of finding out what they actually can do. How many individual appointments did you have? Also, your numbers are just wrong about what they make. This is publicly available information.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Your experience will surprise||
Your experience will surprise exactly no one who actually knows anything about legal recruiting. I'm in charge of recruiting for one of the best law schools in the country (not T14, but widely known and highly ranked), so I know a little more about this topic than most. People get so tied up on going to "T14" schools, but the reality is that outside of jobs at certain types of firms and in certain narrow markets (which are absolutely not what the majority of law students actually want for their careers), it's almost irrelevant. If you go to a top tier (a very different thing that the limited number of T14 schools) in or near the market that you want to be in, you almost have to try to not get a job within short order of obtaining bar results (anyone who ever mentions "at graduation" employment rates in law is a sure tell that they don't know what they are talking about - the vast majority of the legal field doesn't hire on that cycle - they hire once bar results are in hand). I'm literally not joking with that last statement. The problem, more than anything else, is the misperceptions that most people (including most lawyers) have about the actual state of the legal employment market. It's way, way better than most everyone thinks it is (unless you're beholden to "big law" and believe that's the only type of law there is). A big part of this problem is that almost all "legal media" is New York-centric, so it has a major big law bias, so when big law is "down" (which it is now), everything is doom and gloom. It's just not remotely true.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Really? Anyone who has ever||
Really? Anyone who has ever run one of these knows that is incredibly likely.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||There actually isn't a "no||
There actually isn't a "no religion" rule, but there should be.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||That's really cool! Thanks||
That's really cool! Thanks for sharing. I'm curious, though... You too a red eye TO Portland?